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Servicing Agreement Process

The Subdivision and Development Coordination section in the Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development Department is responsible for preparing and administering servicing agreements.

The Servicing Agreement and Engineering Drawing Review Process flowchart outlines the various steps of preparing a servicing agreement.

Once the requirement for a servicing agreement has been identified, the developer must enter into the servicing agreement prior to construction of any municipal improvements or infrastructure on City-owned land or City right-of-way, or on lands that will become City property upon registration of a subdivision plan.

The design and specifications of municipal improvements and infrastructure to be constructed are to be shown on detailed engineering drawings prepared by an engineering consultant retained by the developer. 

All related City departments and EPCOR will then review and approve the engineering drawings to ensure the design conforms to City of Edmonton Design and Construction Standards

The engineering drawings are ultimately signed by the Subdivision and Development Coordination section on behalf of the City departments and EPCOR. 

The approved engineering drawings will form part of the servicing agreement. Once the engineering drawings are in second circulation, the developer can then request the servicing agreement.

Purpose of the Servicing Agreement

The purpose of the servicing agreement is to identify the municipal improvements to be constructed, along with the responsibilities of both the developer and the City once the improvements are completed. These responsibilities include construction, inspections, approval of the municipal improvements and short and long term maintenance.

The servicing agreement also identifies any fees and assessments the developer is required to pay. The assessments will be requested once the drawings are in second circulation and a servicing agreement request has been made.

In order to obtain registration of a subdivision plan which requires a servicing agreement, the developer must have an executed servicing agreement as well as approved engineering drawings. 

Similarly, for a development permit that requires a servicing agreement, the developer must have an executed servicing agreement, fully paid all fees and securities identified, as well as approved engineering drawings.

Servicing Agreement Securities

The City uses the security in servicing agreements guidelines to determine the security amount to be included in a servicing agreement. Developers are first categorized based on their past performance, then a percentage of the estimated construction costs, as submitted by the developer’s consultant, is used as the security amount based on the category in which the developer is placed. Any holdback amounts are also determined based on category, as well as timing for submitting fees and assessments.

Development Bonds

Effective immediately, the City is now accepting development bonds for all new servicing agreements for the 2020 construction season.

To apply for a development bond for your new servicing agreement, please:

Existing Security Agreement Security Conversion
Effective July 2, the City of Edmonton is now accepting development bonds for select servicing agreements. Developers who meet the following criteria will be eligible to replace existing security with development bonds:

  • Existing security of $1 million or more
  • Current servicing agreements executed after January 1, 2014

We will contact eligible developers while developing the next phase of the program, which will scale rollout to the remaining 500+ agreements. An initial fee of $500 will be required for this service; however, the fee amount will be reviewed as the program progresses and may be adjusted to reflect the service cost. 

Please contact the development engineer for your file directly or email

For More Information

Edmonton Service Centre

2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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